Monday, November 16, 2009

Christmas Train


It's the Merry Christmas train! Actually, this train comes from the Railroad Memories set at Clear Dollar Stamps. When it comes to mistakes in stamping, you always have at least a second chance to fix things because you can flip your cardstock over onto the other side. Well that's exactly what I did here. The thing is, on the "wrong" side I had stamped the train in Always artichoke ink then tried lightly sponging some Cranberry crisp over it in areas. Well, it didn't turn out at all like I had imagined so I flipped it over and stamped the train again on the other side. This time, I used my blender pen to "smudge" some of the lines of the train, only to have some of the cranberry from the other side bleed thru! Imagine my surprise when this happened...and I liked the effect!!! It may not have come across in the photo but the red is definitely there in real life! I finished this card off with some ribbon, gold brads, and a prima poinsettia. I know exactly which bachelor friend of ours will receive this card this Christmas!

7 comments:

Tricia said...

That's a wonderful man's Christmas card! Great idea to use that set for that!!

SnappyStamper said...

Beautiful! I'm a sucker for trains! Linda can you email me? I'd like to extend a colourQ invite to you... snappystamper(at)yahoo(dot)com... ~Arielle

Heather said...

Linda, this is GORGEOUS!!! Those colors are so beautiful together and that image is just fabulous! Great card!

Lisa Lara said...

Great job Linda. Don't you just love it when mistakes turn in to WoW's. Yay. I love the look of the train. Nicely done.

Dawn B. said...

This is a terrific card LInda.. I love the way you used your die.. Great job. Perfect Christmas train.. I am all ready for the Polar Express.

Laurie tx stamper said...

gorgeous christmas card! how unique to use the train for that!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty and a fun layout. Great ribbon to match with the dp and image.